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Astilboides tabularis
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Astilboides tabularis

Astilboides

<i>Astilboides tabularis</i> <i>Astilboides tabularis</i>

The great, broad planes of this magnificent Chinese native bring an unmatched calm to shady garden spots. Recessed in the center where thick, hairy stalks are attached, the bold foliage emerges in un-ique bright green shades, and later matures to light green. Nearly 2 ft. across, each slightly lobed, umbrellalike leaf is gracefully scalloped. Strong, dark, flowering stems soar aloft to 5 ft., hosting heavy, drooping plumes of star-shaped, creamy white flowers. Once considered a member of the genus Rodgersia, this monumental Astilboides thrives in moist, humus-rich soil.

Blooms June–early August.

Size: 5' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Spring Salutations!

We’ve been drenched with nearly 60 inches of rain here at the nursery. All that moisture coupled with several warm sunny days, has turned the garden into a verdant wonderland of unfurling shoots, leaves and blossoms. The perennials photographed in this newsletter were taken this week, either in the garden or in our open-sided greenhouses.

Happy Spring and happy digging! 

 

 

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